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Whistler Nordics Loppet draws a crowd

Although the organizers were nervous after a change of dates and venues, the turnout to the 27 th annual Whistler Nordics Loppet was close to a new record with 170 participants taking part.

Although the organizers were nervous after a change of dates and venues, the turnout to the 27 th annual Whistler Nordics Loppet was close to a new record with 170 participants taking part.

The Jackrabbits, skiers 13 and younger, were a large part of the total with 61 racers making a lap of the Nicklaus North Golf Course track.

Tom Barratt, who was the chief organizer of the event for the first time this season said it couldn’t have gone much better.

"It was a great event. Part of the reason was that the weather was awesome, and the course was equally awesome – your skis always dug in, and it didn’t get icy or lumpy," said Barratt.

The new start, finish and awards location at Nicklaus North also worked well, and Barratt thanked the club for their support and enthusiasm in hosting more than 170 racers, plus volunteers, spectators and organizers.

Because the race was no longer starting at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, the recreational and age category racers had to cross the train tracks at one point. A train did pass through about an hour into the race which affected the outcome for some of the participants.

"Luckily all the competitive racers were ahead of it at that time, but it was a problem for some of the recreational racers," Barratt said. "We’re going to have a stopwatch there next year, because it’s something we’re going to have to deal with again."

The Whistler Nordics asked participants for feedback after the race, and will be incorporating some of the suggestions in next year’s event.

"It was a good race for us for the most part. We had a little more work this year because of the new venue, but we’re happy with it, and a good time was had by all."

Complete results are available at www.whistlernordics.com.

Results:

Jackrabbits 7 and Under Boys

1. Marc Leroux, Whistler Nordics – 19:02

2. Braden Metza, WN – 24:50

3. Alex Gershon, WN – 24:54

4. Evan Horvath, WN – 25:05

5. Callum McKay, WN – 26:21

Jackrabbits 7 and Under Girls

1. Jennifer McTavish, WN – 29:43

2. Katrina Widmaier, WN – 29:45

3. Jenya Nordin, WN – 29:53

4. Erin Bonin, WN – 30:58

5. Erin Ross, WN – 33:06

Jackrabbits 8-13 Boys

1. Cole Goodwin,WN – 22:41

2. Bobby Bunbury, WN – 22:44

3. Taylor Aiton, Spud Valley – 25:01

4. Quin Aiton, SV – 25:25

5. Max Horner, WN – 25:27

Jackrabbits 8-13 Girls

1. Leah Collins Lipsett, SV – 22:43

2. Chelsea Norman, SV – 23:35

3. Tanis Aiton, SV – 24:27

4. Sofie Leroux, WN – 24:42

5. Annie Maurer – 25.40

Junion 14-17 Women

1. Lindsay Los, SV – 53:42

2. Sydney Van Loon, SV – 53:44

Junior 14-17 Men

1. Ian Moult – 1:10:35

Women 18-29

1. Annie Kvik – 1:25:36

2. Jennifer Milner – 1:28:54

3. Joanna Harrington – 1:34:54

4. Angela Shoniker – 1:46:21

5. Helen Hamilton Harding – 1:50:54

Men 18-29

1. John Wilkie – 1:18:29

2. Dave Burch – 1:21:36

3. Steve Russell – 1:23:35

4. Pete Brennan – 1:46:35

Women 30-29

1. Nikki Kassel – 1:23:36

2. Marie-Anne Prevost – 1:30:31

3. Carolyn Daubeny – 1:30:33

4. Barbara Turner – 1:31:33

5. Christine Fletcher – 1:33:56

Men 30-39

1. Lars Ole Valoen – 1:15:21

2. David Kvik – 1:16:06

3. Joe Buchar – 1:17:33

4. James Shaw – 1:18:25

5. Chris Gruber – 1:21:25

Women 40-49

1. Carolyn Rodgers – 1:34:37

2. Barbara Zimich – 1:37:52

3. Gail Morrison – 1:38:29

4. Brenda Davison – 1:44:53

5. Eva Srobotnjck – 1:49:11

Men 40 to 49

1. Vesa Suomalainen – 1:14:45

2. Olav Stana – 1:15:19

3. Paul Sim – 1:16:10

4. Ron Carmichael – 1:20:22

5. Mike Fitzmaurice – 1:21:30

Women 50 to 59

1. Heather Hamilton-Wright – 1:36:02

Men 50 to 59

1. George Prevost – 1:38:08

2. Joe Jensen – 1:38:12

3. Michael Moult – 1:42:16

4. Tom Barratt – 1:42:59

5. Michael Blaxland – 1:54:01

Women 60 to 69

1. Alena Branda – 1:49:44

Recreation Women

1. Susan Allen – 57:35

2. Stacy Bodnaruk – 57:45

3. Anne Richard – 58:36

4. Krista Levesque – 1:00:31

5. Jill Lyall – 1:02:51

Recreation Men

1. Boyd McTavish – 51:20

2. Joel Roy – 1:03:01

3. Tim Wake – 1:23:03

4. Benjamin Parking – 1:25:12

5. George Brack – 1:25:34




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